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cGMPs for the Transfusion Service - Part 1 Program Overview

Program Description

Although many may not be aware, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) apply to Transfusion Services as well as Blood Donor Centers, and personnel in Transfusion Services are expected to be trained in cGMPs. This module examines the history of cGMPs, why they apply to Transfusion Services, and cGMP requirements as they relate to personnel, facilities and equipment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Define cGMP and terms relevant to GMP
  • Review GMP History
  • Explain why GMPs are important to the transfusion service
  • Define GMPs related to personnel and equipment
  • Identify elements that must be in place to meet personnel requirements
  • Describe components of equipment validation, monitoring, and maintenance that comply with requirements

Level of Instruction

  • Intermediate

P.A.C.E. Statement

Blood Systems, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program

In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.

Contact hours

  • Completion of this program will provide 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit.

Speaker Credentials

Judy Sullivan, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB is a consultant for Quality Source, a division of Blood Systems, Inc. Prior to her position at BSI, she was the manager of accreditation programs at AABB, a position she held for nine years. Judy has worked as a technologist and marketing specialist for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a reference technologist at the American Red Cross, MO-IL Region, and the supervisor of the reference laboratory in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health. She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

Technical Requirements and Assistance

To view the program material, you need a computer with a supported web browser and a dial-up or better internet connection. The supported operating systems and web browsers are:

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6 with KDE or Gnome

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Firefox 2 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

Technical Support

Content Questions

Please contact Judy Sullivan (jsullivan@bloodsystems.org) for questions regarding this program.

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